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Sunday, October 7, 2007

1960 Gretsch Chet Atkins "Country Gentleman" Guitar

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"Perhaps the rarest Chet Atkins model Gretsch ever produced. Beautiful 1960 model single cutaway GENT, inlaid F holes, PAT Bigsby, this is the most sought after version, and the main guitar used by Chet, on all those great RCA albums. Despite the fact that Gretsch only made the single cut version for a couple years, he used this model up until his endorsement with Gretsch ended in the late 1970s'. 100% original, right down to the screws, super nice FLAME!, and one of the finest examples you will ever find. Straight / true neck, plays, and sounds fabulous. Frets are kind of small, typical of Gretsch, but are the originals, so at some point, it will need a re-fret, however i've decided to let the next owner make that decision. Strong 8.5 out of 10 condition, a few nics on the back of the neck...nothing out of the norm, bindings are perfect, no neck issues, no excuses, complete with original hardshell case.

17" wide, 2 inches deep single cutaway, inlaid simulated F holes, 2 filtertron pickups, metal bar bridge, PAT bigsby, four ply bound top, and back, 24 1/2" scale, single bound headstock, large shaft stairstep grover imperial tuners, all gold hardware (accept bigsby), serial number on plate, plain pickguard."

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